Network Common Data Format (NetCDF)
NetCDF is a set of software libraries and machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. It is widely used in climate research.
The following sample programs are provided to facilitate reading NetCDF files (there is a sample file here: demo.nc):
The GeoTIFF files contain byte data, in the range 0 to 255, and a colour scale. The byte value can be converted to a physical quantity by following the rule given in the "Description" tag in the file.
The data file names consist of a stem and a MIME suffix indicating the format, 'nc' for NetCDF and 'tif' for GeoTIFF.
Content last modified: 01 December 2015